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Prescott finds reported sex offenses lower in neighborhoods with resident sex offenders

Geronimus says poor Detroiters face greater health risks given adverse social conditions

Armstrong's research shows parental advice helps lower risk of campus sexual assaults

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Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

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Telomere microscopic image

Telomere length and biological aging

7/30/2010 feature story

Arline Geronimus hypothesizes that chronic stress accelerates biological aging and chronic disease onset. Telomere length may be an indicator of biological age that is affected by stress. Geronimus is working with Amy Jo Schulz and Jay Pearson at UM and Elissa Epel and Elizabeth Blackburn at UCSF to collect and analyze community survey data and venous blood draws, looking for racial differences in telomere length and allostatic load, and the association of these biomarkers with urban stressors.

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